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domingo, 11 de diciembre de 2011

The case for the Racial Justice Act

The case for the Racial Justice Act: Prosecutors were more than twice as likely to strike qualified African-Americans from the jury pool than whites. Juries were more than 2 1/2 times as likely to sentence a defendant to death if at least one of the victims was white. ...


Torture and murder rife in Mexican jail: freed inmate

Torture and murder rife in Mexican jail: freed inmate:
In this 2007 photo, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, left, walks with his Secretary of Defense Guillermo Galvan. Photo: AP A US citizen recently freed from a Mexican prison in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has claimed he witnessed government ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Cuba stops dissident Rights Day protest, 200 held

Cuba stops dissident Rights Day protest, 200 held: By Jack Kimball and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban dissidents said on Saturday that about 200 people were temporarily detained by the Communist-run island's security services in the days leading up to an international human rights celebration. ...


Argentine president meets Chinese president's envoy on ties

Argentine president meets Chinese president's envoy on ties:
BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Re-elected Argentine President Cristina Fernandez met here Saturday with Chinese President Hu Jintao's special envoy Jiang Shusheng to promote bilateral relations. Jiang, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the ...

People's Daily Online

Torture and murder rife in Mexican jail freed inmate

Torture and murder rife in Mexican jail freed inmate: A US citizen recently freed from a Mexican prison in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has claimed he witnessed government corruption heard the killing of a ...


Climate talks end with promise for a deal in 2020


Climate talks end with promise for a deal in 2020

She assembled a powerful coalition behind EU proposals, which included African states, the world's poorest nations in Asia and Africa, island states and major players like Brazil and hosts South Africa. It held together for two weeks and effectively ...

Venezuela keen to strengthen ties with Spain

Venezuela keen to strengthen ties with Spain: Venezuela is keen to strengthen its ties with Spain and is eager to build the bilateral relationship based on mutual respect, Venezuela's Ambassador to Spain, Bernardo Alvarez, said last week. Alvarez made the comments at the Spanish city of Cadiz, ...


Torture and murder rife in Mexican jail: freed inmate

Torture and murder rife in Mexican jail: freed inmate:
In this 2007 photo, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, left, walks with his Secretary of Defense Guillermo Galvan. Photo: AP A US citizen recently freed from a Mexican prison in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has claimed he witnessed government ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Kitzhaber not first governor to question capital punishment


Kitzhaber not first governor to question capital punishment

When Hatfield unseated Democrat Robert Holmes as governor in 1958, they were united on at least one thing: "Both of us felt the people should reassess this grave issue, and we fought side by side to prove the death penalty morally wrong. ...

US citizen speaks out about government corruption, beatings as ex-inmate in ...


US citizen speaks out about government corruption, beatings as ex-inmate in ...

By ALFREDO CORCHADO and ANGELA KOCHERGA A US citizen from the El Paso area, recently freed from a Mexican prison in Ciudad Juárez, said he witnessed government corruption, heard the killing of a gang leader by federal police, and personally watched a ...

American says he witnessed corruption in Mexican prison

American says he witnessed corruption in Mexican prison: By Alfredo Corchado and Angela Kocherga, The Dallas Morning News MEXICO CITY — A US citizen from the El Paso, Texas, area recently freed from a Mexican prison in Ciudad Juarez said he witnessed government corruption, heard the killing of a gang leader ...


President Ramotar endorses Cuba chairing CELAC in 2013 ...

President Ramotar endorses Cuba chairing CELAC in 2013 ...: Guyana's “excellent” relationship with Cuba was echoed by Ramotar, including the government's firm stand on the lifting of the “unjust economic, trade and financial embargo against Cuba.” During the opening session of the Fifth Summit of the ...

US Proposes Unmanned Border Entry With Mexico

US Proposes Unmanned Border Entry With Mexico:
| AP AP BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas – The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence. This hardly seems a time the US would be willing to allow people to ...

Fox News

Puerto Rico upbeat about future

Puerto Rico upbeat about future: MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico -- There was little time left on the clock and the curtain was about to close on Puerto Rico's qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.The Boricuas were up 1-0 on St. Lucia, a team with only one point from its previous five Group D ...

Egypt's military rulers to decide fate of Guantanamo returnee

Egypt's military rulers to decide fate of Guantanamo returnee: By HANNAH ALLAM CAIRO -- Adel el Gazzar emerged from eight years of imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with one leg, no US charges against him and no chance of returning to his native Egypt, where he was sure to have been locked up again by ...


Paying the price for a Durban victory


Paying the price for a Durban victory

Did this happen at the failed talks in Buenos Aires in 1998, just a year after the Kyoto Protocol was triumphantly signed, or in 2001 in Bonn, when President George W Bush refused either to attend or to sign up? The latest Conference of the Parties ...

Maradona attends mother's funeral in Buenos Aires

Maradona attends mother's funeral in Buenos Aires: Natacha Pisarenko / AP Argentina's soccer legend Diego Maradona leaves a funeral home after attending the funeral of his mother, Dalma Franco de Maradona, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday Nov. 21, 2011. Maradona's mother, widely known as "Dona Tota," ...

Argentina's women step into greater leadership with new surge

Argentina's women step into greater leadership with new surge:
Image: Vanessa de la Fuente (WNN) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: One hundred years ago Argentinian feminist pioneer Julieta Lanteri took the word “Boldness” to the maximum allowed for a woman at the beginning of the 20 th century. In 1911 the city of Buenos ...

Women News Network

Opinion: Brazil is an Imperialist Killing the OAS

Opinion: Brazil is an Imperialist Killing the OAS: Once the champion of regional integration and human rights, Brazil has been changing its foreign policy approaches and now it is the enemy of the Inter American Human Rights System and an active promoter of “non-intervention” in terms of democracy and ...

Zombie film takes dead aim at life in Cuba

Zombie film takes dead aim at life in Cuba: The suggestion that 52 years of socialist rule have turned Cuba into a zombie state, a central conceit of the new Cuban horror spoof "Juan of the Dead," is daringly irreverent satire for a country that takes its revolution deadly seriously. ...


Cuban artists bring perspective of their homeland via Cleveland Institute of ...

Cuban artists bring perspective of their homeland via Cleveland Institute of ...:
By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer Cleveland, Ohio -- For many Americans, Cuba alternately is ground zero for the eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation of John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev over nuclear missiles; a poverty-stricken island cruelly ...

Plain Dealer (blog)

The Obama Administration and the American Indian

The Obama Administration and the American Indian: Tom Coburn in particular-- for failing to act on the judicial nomination of worthy native American candidate Arvo Mikkanen. I blasted the Supreme Court for its failure to protect Native American interests in a trust case. ...


Dominican police arrest one of Puerto Rico's most wanted fugitives


Dominican police arrest one of Puerto Rico's most wanted fugitives

The National Police Antinarcotics Division arrested alleged drug baron and murderer, Puerto Rican national Miguel Rivera Diaz (Bolo), said to be the successor of kingpin Jose Figueroa Agosto in his country, on international and local arrest warrants. ...

Hemingway Bar Could Chill US-Cuban Relations

Hemingway Bar Could Chill US-Cuban Relations: Last month, Cuban officials inaugurated an invitation-only bar named after Hemingway at the mansion in northwest Washington where they have their offices. Born in 1899 in Illinois, Hemingway traveled widely and lived in Canada, Paris and Florida's Key ...


Street Vendors in Florida

Street Vendors in Florida: In Buenos Aires. It is a delightful walking street, filled to the brim with artists and artisans selling exquisite paintings with tango dancers in impossible positions which they will assure you are possible, beautiful lace and floral scarves, ...